A1: My struggle as a supervisor was that my teachers did not have adequate time for PD in health and many did not come through college with a health ed degree. #espechat This was not an issue for my Directors and it was not good for kids.
A1 We don’t have a block of time set out for #healthed (or a class), it’s a matter of stitting down and intentionally sprinkling it input lessons. Also keeping in mind what topics we would like to hit and how much time we dedicate when we do sprinkle it in #ESPEchat
Super excited to announce I was named the 2018 NDSHAPE Elementary PE Teacher of the Year! I am extremely humbled, proud and grateful to many people on here. Without my Twitter PLN this would not be possible! Thank-you so much!! #blessed#mpsCore#PhysEd#ndpechat#espechat 🙏
There’s an abundance of PE curriculum available, but I haven’t seen as much health. I feel there’s PE lessons that incorporate health tips or topics, but they don’t feel like they organically fit with the lesson. They’re kind of an after thought. #espechat
A2) Last year I had 5-6 things happen in the same week (Ss saying things, parents saying things, etc). I ended up having a whole class on conversations about being bullied, feel marginalized, and not heard. #ESPEchat
A2: In a #skillsbasedhealthed model this is so logical. Having students work on m/e health supports their wellness and @SHAPE_America standards 4 and 5. #espechat.
Examples would be the intentional teaching of speaking praise statements and accepting feedback.
A2) This year I am trying to change the culture at my school. I want our school to be more polite and accepting of each other. I instituted a ‘door greeter’ for each class who gives high-5s, knucks or handshakes as the class comes in. 🤞that this changes things! #espechat
In fire and ice tag -@thepespecialist- we pause during the game for students to share how they feel when students help unfreeze each other. Helps start discussion of why it’s important to include others #espechat
A2 we model good and bad responses to each other and how to speak to others to make them feel good about themselves. My para and I often behave the wrong way to elicit the correct choices from the Ss. They are appalled and respond to us quickly😳😉 #espechat
A2 I have yet to dedicate an entire class but I bring to light some topics and have ss self-assess how they felt physically/mentally felt in a lesson using hand signals. Also, I’ve used the role of an honest ranger to observe and take note of team interactions 1/2 #ESPEchat
#A#espechat An example of a lesson I used w 7 dimensions of wellness was called "Famously Healthy" Printed off 10 famous people and put them on poly spots and had the students select which one was the healthiest according to 7 dimensions
A3 I haven’t thought of the 7 dimensions in a while. When I think of “health” I think of eating well and exercising. 🤦♀️ So happy to have this refreshed in my mind for more potential health lessons. #espechat
A4 we started the year off with learning the food groups and the Whoa Slow and Go foods. Ss began inspecting their lunchboxes immediately. Parent feedback was excellent. Refrigerators inspected and snacks re-thought. #espechat
A4) Not positive on the exact source, maybe @physedreview, but there was a bottle flipping MyPlate activity circulating Twitter last year that I wanted to try but I was afraid the water bottles would break open...😬 #espechat
A4. I would say Nutrition is probably the strongest area we teach in #PhysEd. It links well with overall fitness. We do food labels, calorie intake and expenditure. We develop food logs. We do garden with PBL. #espechat
A4 I use what I call Healthy Challenges throughout the school year that include a nutrition component. I have a bulletin board in my classroom and one component is the S's can take a pic of their family sitting down to dinner and cooking dinner #espechat
A4: Students can do a photo journal of the food they eat or journal what they eat. Apps: @Fooducate@MyFitnessPal (only catch you have to be 18 yrs; I always say with parent permission). Teach students how to read a food label. Model nutritious eating #espechat#nutrition
A4 Reading food labels. When we are through we do a food detectives activity where I typically hide all sorts of flabels under polyspots and students work in pairs to find a specific item. Could be an ingredient or a nutrient amount.1 flip ➡️ exercise/challenge.#espechat
A4 Also spend a day on sugar. Measuring out how much sugar is in many items that students eat/drink every day. Brings about great conversations in class and at home. Great feedback from parents #espechat
A6. Standard 8-Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.#espechat We need to advocate for our communities. We have challenging health crisis in the United States.
My favorite is teaching what ingredients list order means and finding ways the product trys to trick uninformed consumers
Strawberry poptarts box "made with real strawberries" on front. Students find on ingredients list.
Way at bottom "less than 2% real strawberries 🧐#espechat
A6 Developing a program including fitness and nutritional log. Moreso, stumped on how to collect this from them efficiently with 45-55 ss— electronically/handwritten. Should I build a form? Have them download the document and work on it via google docs/Microsoft word 🤔 #ESPEchat